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May 8, 2013 7:00pm PDT
sociologist of religion i think was someone like- someone, maybe thomas o'day said- you know, someone asked him for a definition of religion, and he said, "we have religion because we die and because we suffer and because we constantly are buffeted by the changes of life. and we want to know why. but so often, you know, as we have here, we can't get the answers through science. interestingly enough, if you start looking around, you know, watch the news mags. people think religion doesn't count. i swear, about every fifth major news magazine has on the cover something about religion, and here we have, of course, "science finds god." well, it's about time. whooo, yes! very interesting article. science- science, with its own authority and its own methods and own mythology and own rituals, a chance to find answers about the unexplainable. religion goes about it in a very different way, but very interesting how scientists are coming together. yeah, jamie? >> what issue was that? >> let me find out. let's see, it says january 1st, year 2000. just kidding. this is july 20, 1998- just put out in th
May 5, 2013 6:00pm EDT
literary critics and more to talk politics, war, history, religion, and culture. watch these interviews every sunday at 6 p.m.. we start with ac grayling, a professor of philosophy at college of humanities in london is the author of 30 non-fiction books, most recent, "the good book," and "the god argument." >> host: you're watching booktv on c-span2, and booktv is in london interviewing some authors, and joining us now is professor ac grayling, author of 30 books, most recent called "the god argument,," and in that book, you write the burdens of religion are both social and political. what do you mean by that? >> guest: well, we need to look really across the landscape of history to see how devicive, how many conflicts, how many difficulties created by divisions among people of religious outlook. the burden there is not just a historical, but contemporary looking across, for example, the middle east and south asia. we see difficulties too, and in our societies, and so there is a great burden. one thing that i wanted to argue for in that book was a different way of think
May 6, 2013 8:00pm EDT
no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. so, we have had so many areas in which the government has moved forward to establish a has forced, like in e case of the major who shot -- killed 13 of our great service members at fort hood, he and his islamic faith, were forced upon people who needed counseling about having to go, hristians who had to go to the middle east, to iraq, to afghanistan, to serve their country. they had to get counseling from someone who made very clear that his faith was everything and the so h -- his faith and islam overwhelmed him that not only must have it affected the advice that he gave to christians who were forced to see him, but also caused him to shoot and kill, even those he had not wounded with his words. . but there does seem to be a war on christianity in this country. certainly thearks founders anticipated, there should not be an establishment of religion. but most important was that they not prohibit the free exercise of religion. i was in the army for four year, i had so many christian friends. i had fri
May 5, 2013 10:00pm EDT
of religion and education. as he rode aha to an episcopalians of a schoolteacher, the foundation of society and government rest of the teachings of the bible that it would be difficult to support them if these would cease to be universal in our country. that would call for a religious revival in his day perhaps even of our own. religious teachings concerned about how they are should be universal for america's republic to endure. he was not sectarian. some of his finest beaches have been given to jewish and catholic groups that would not agree with the protestant orientation but he did think religion was important as an equal citizen. we can deduce man's natural qualities and revelation to go about the project to institute a government where man serve one another. on this point* he quoted the theologians of the founding reticulate the riding of democracy is christ government. it was reprinted 1772 and according to coolidge was nothing less than the textbook of liberty for our revolutionary father's. the founders included the view that sanction of law of rests on the sanctions authority of th
May 5, 2013 10:00am PDT
supplied 12 million school books for children in ten countries. >> our religion is literacy. our religion is gender equality and education. >>> major funding for "religion & ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lily endowment dedicated to its founders' interests in religion, community development and education. additional funding provided by mutual of america, dsigni customized individual group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. and the corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. amid the continuing investigation into the boston marathon bombing, president obama this week spoke of the threat of self-radicalized individuals here in the u.s. and the difficulty of identifying them. he said his counterteorism team has discussed ways it can engage communities where such radicalization can occur. in recent years, american muslim groups have launched their own efforts to combat extremism. for more on this, i'm joined by our managing editor kim lawton and haris tarin. he directs the washington office of the musli
May 11, 2013 2:00pm EDT
of religion and education which he called the twin supports of civilization. as he rose to an episcopalian sunday school teacher in washington d.c. in 1927, quote, the foundations of our society and government rest so much on the teachings of the bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith and its teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country. coolidge called for a religious revival in his day and i think he would argue even in our own. religious teachings about how man should live need to be universal for america's republic to in door. we should remember coolidge was not sectarian, his fine speeches were given to jewish groups and catholic groups that would not necessarily have agreed with his more protestant orientation. he did think religion was important as being a = citizen. in coolidge's you we can reduce man's quality for reason and revelation and we can go to the project of instituting a government where men serve one another. on this point coolidge quoted the theologians of the founding, john weiss who wrote democracy, government, church and state,
May 6, 2013 12:00am EDT
david enemyet and he writes the new religion is secular humanism, which although it lacks logically con constituent precepts has immunum sanctions and taboos0. of the hattest the most observed is loud and clear. do not tell the truth. >> guest: right. >> host: what does he mean? what i've been sort of alluding to, and david mamet has fought the same fight i've been involved in, although he came it to more recently, and had himself been somewhat victimized by this, and what he has come to realize is that, as i was saying, people, particularly on the left of the political divide, are gripped bay variety of ideologies, which mean they state things are true which are -- which actually reflect the world as they would like it to be, but they're not true. and they don't believe there's such thing as truth. and that is what he is finding all the time himself over a variety of issues, and it has changed the way he looks at the world. it's changed what is in his -- >> host: back to the world upside-down you spend time on israel, iraq, and islam, and one of the is ms you talk about, the real reaso
May 6, 2013 12:50am EDT
freedom in the the founding of the united states and the influence of religion on democracy. from the heritage foundation, this is about 45 minutes. >> we, of course, welcome all of us who join us on these occasions and on our website and those joining on c-span. we would ask everyone here in- house if you would be so kind to see that cell phones are being turned off as we prepare to begin. all of us would appreciate that, especially those recording the event. we will post the program on the heritage homepage within 24 hours for your future reference as well. now, if you would please join me in welcoming our presenters. they will take their place on the stage. gentlemen? [applause] >> thank you, john. my name is bret bernhardt, chief of staff at the heritage foundation, and it is a joy and honor to be here today along with senator demint to present chaplain barry black to the heritage program. having served in the senate as a chief of staff, i can tell you his unique position in the senate, a secular institution. as we look at the topic, bridging the religious and sec
May 5, 2013 8:00am PDT
wiretapping, what we were doing with demonizing and targeting entire groups of people based on religion. again, people who are not muslim also commit horrible random acts. not all with bombs. some with guns. >> rich lowry, if the events on 9/11 and benghazi and that attack were a striking blow and reminder, boston was an exclamation point about the ongoing terror threat and this new age of terror where it can be developed and grown at home. the president saying this week, look, we have to come to grips there are certain things you simply cannot account for and detect in your society. >> yeah. i think clearly the rumors of al qaeda's complete demise are completely exaggerated. we saw it both in benghazi and in boston where these guys were inspired by al qaeda. i just have to stand up for president bush. he went out there after 9/11 and said, look, islam is a religion of peace. we're not going to target muslims. this is a generous country. that moved to be true. and also president obama's picked upmost of bush's terror policies, anti-terror policies. happy to slam them and slander them as a cand
May 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
a christian ministry willing to help her climb out. >> george: in a nation divided by religion, muslim extremists could force a civil war. hello, everyone, i'm george thomas. >> wendy: and i'm wendy griffith. last year more christians were killed in nigeria than in any other country. senior international correspondent gary lane tells us why nigerian believers are targeted and what can be be done to help them. >> reporter: bombings like this one gave nigeria the sad distinction of the nation with the highest christian death toll. more than 900 christians reportedly were killed in nigeria last year. victims of the boko haram terrorist group and other islamic militants. >> they are so radical that they do not even spare muslims. if muslims are sympathetic to any cause at all, if they're sympathetic to the christians cause or the minorities' cause, they also term us i infidels. >> reporter: in 2013, radicals have killed more than 120 nigerians, most of them christians. gregory larr is an international human rights attorney. >> it is happening at this time because there appears to a new res
May 4, 2013 8:35pm EDT
, not on a religion, not on a royalty, but on a set of god-given principles that we call in alienable rights. [applause] we as americans come from that long line of patriots who broke from king george to live their own lives as free people. and nowhere does freedom of anymore and our second amendment right to own a firearm to defend ourselves, our families, and our nation. [applause] without that freedom, we really aren't free at all. there is nothing more good and andt and normal in america an honest american citizen owning a firearm to defend himself or protect her family. [applause] they can try to blame us, shame us, with all their might. when it comes to defending the second amendment, we will never sacrifice our freedom on the altar of elitist acceptance. we will never surrender our guns, never. [applause] you are the voice of america. they are hearing from you right now. more americans today understand the principle of the second amendment. the freedom it gives us as individuals. to be responsible for our own safety, protection, and survival. with me just a minute right now, living in
May 5, 2013 6:35pm EDT
and america are so different. one of the great cultural chasms is religion. there are plenty of religious people in britain that attempt to be a private thing. in the united states, you know, that's not the case. it's extremely public, and it's out there, and you have an extent to which religion is salient in society, generally, in politics, in culture, that just marks you out as being sw, certainly in terms of post-industrial society, not that just different from britain, but everyone in the whole world, and it's fascinating. number one, why that is, but, number two, where it is, and i think the geographical divisions in the modern united states are fascinating, and, again, one of the things that outsiders don't grasp, a geographical division in politics where republicans you see particularly hard line republicans as it were, the extremes of the party being based much more now in the south than in the rest of the country, you look at the debate about guns that's going on at the moment, the importance of the south, that kind of sense of the south, in that dpeabt, as opposed to the big cit
May 5, 2013 10:00am EDT
. >> intelligentsia is driven by the certainty that religion and reason are in different boxes, that science and religion are in different boxes
May 5, 2013 5:30am PDT
conservative values of russia. islam is the second most widely professed religion in russia making up some 14% of the population and it is the fastest growing religion. the imam of this mosque in the capital believes there is a well rooted fear of his face. >> i think it is the echo of the war and the chechen fight for independence. >> moscow has a higher muslim population than any city in europe. the latest estimate, 2 million of. there are roughly five mosques for them to worship in. the list been added to of extremist literature banned in russia. his so-called jihaddist of the word led to prison and exile for his death in 1960. his books are now suffering a similar fate. >> there is an impression here that if you ben literature thought to be extreme you can solve problems. it is a matter of opinion. it is complete nonsense. >> of the church of st. nicholas, blessing the easter cakes down beds of parishioners. -- wedless' their opinion canvass their opinion. >> you should be treated with respect. another shotjust, of suspicion has been cast over the followers of islam. a shot of that has no
May 7, 2013 12:00am PDT
of the above. they still believe in god, just not religion, for the reasons you are suggesting. when people do and say the things that our faith says we should say and do, two things happen. it surprises them and then it attracts them. jesus this book will -- said in the second amendment, love your neighbor as yourself. that is the foundation for the common good. s get that. the above the young people want to give their lives for the common good. we are at a time now where we are looking away from washington to change washington. it will have to be a challenge for parents and pastors of a new generation who want to make a difference. i meet them all the time out on the street. come and be part of the conversation. they are doing the job in chicago where we have lost more people to gun violence than in afghanistan in a year. i think a new generation -- highview inspired the common good, and then how do you apply it -- how do you inspire the common good and then how do you apply it? the role of government to our household life, to how the diversity in america cannot so much be managed, it is fun
May 6, 2013 3:30am PDT
parents like that. very modern. very open-minded. unlike for some, there's no question of religion, of color of skin, or anything like that. people can be all beautiful. it depends on who they are, but it is not a question of color. for me, both of us were beautiful. and i loved color. color of the skin. tattoo on the skin, which is a kind of color. some blue colors that you add. and i wanted to show that. when i started, i remember that there were some beautiful girls. they're beautiful. but i felt like, ok, but there is also beauty. i have a girlfriend which was modeling for me that i met very early when i started that was from a french colony. she was beautiful and black and very inspiring, very nice. i say, yes, why not. for me, a difference was beautiful. they looked to me, and i wanted to show it. another kind of different was the fact that when i saw farida, i said, my god, she is incredible. i was very impressed by her beauty. very frightened even by her beauty. she was kind of a very arrogant imperial. and african and beauty with a special expression. not arrogant. but bea
May 9, 2013 11:30pm PDT
to tijuana and released. no lawyer in that process. every religion that i'm familiar with teaches that things like that are not the right way to go and we do have public officials who are happy to mention their own religion and i get a kick out of it and check their voting record because on this issue and on your issue, they are part of the problem. who are they? they are your friends. they are the people you like. they like environmental things, other things. these things i tried to talk to them and so have others much more powerful than i am. he was in mexico for 3 months. he had a mental breakdown. he thought he was dead. to check if he was dead he stepped out in front of a trick and the truck missed him. and his mother went day in and day out to check the bodies in tijuana and finally he wondered back and finally the lawyers at a c l u, made a case t . the government was unrepent ant. the best way to do is go to the place and look at the people and be a voice coming out as best you can and say this is what i saw and on the 5th floor, some of them well-dressed people i mentioned in my sta
May 5, 2013 7:00pm EDT
at new york university school of business. a stone's throw about religion at nyu's school of individual study. it is reason enough to take these essay somewhat personally. and we have paychecks from the same big account. certainly most of us can recall the facts about fort hood. there are reports and calling out [inaudible] throughout his rampage. it means god is the greatest. it is more times than i could report it. the headline alone told the story that is alarmingly too many fewer americans have been able to tell. the scenario is it is even more dangerous for being unpredictable and inevitable. things that grow, plants, mold, children, it develops over time. usually in ways that you can see. going muslim and without fair morning. angry students and faculty called for disciplinary action and in the defense of him on the grounds of academic freedom. the controversy was just a few days old before i heard any word of it or had the chance to read it myself. i learned of it from a student. and it was at the far corner of the seminar table. he asked us to call him bob for short. i was grate
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May 9, 2013 12:00am PDT
of the matter -- he didn't hide behind religion. i understand forgiving in christianity. he would quote his minister and name drop god like he was at a hollywood party and talking about, i don't know, scorsese. he would do that at every turn to shield what he did. he admitted what he did was wrong. he sought forgiveness. that's great. to keep talking about god. that is scum me. >> i don't have any interest in this guy. he said in his victory speech, god raised me above this. >> wait a second i have to say, maybe he believes it. that's what religion gives you. maybe he actually sincerely believes in second chances which you are taught in religion, forgiveness and trying to be a better person ssments look, there are a lot of atheists who drive me crazy because they won't shut up either. from winning a suite to a really weird tweet. hearings featured whistle-blowers featuring the owe bough you ma administration's response to the terrorist assault. they lead us to the real story, their watergate. in the middle of the hearings, the paper that broke the watergate scandal tweeted, who is tweeting
May 9, 2013 7:00pm PDT
- and this is not unique to mormons- they've sacralized the secular world- they've taken the whole drama of their religion, historically and on up to the present, and they've made the daily workings of life a sacred drama- a sacred mythic drama, to go back to that. and so we want to look at some of the doctrines in mormonism that allow them to do that. so an interesting class- another way of looking at the power of doctrine as belief, and it's affect on behavior, or the ethical dimension, on the believers. so if we could, to get us thinking about the amish, we want to look at them first, and i'm going to be doing some graphics, give us a little historical background, because so many people know a little bit about them, but i want to place them in a long tradition of protests. but to get us more visually involved here, i'd like to go to a roll-in on the amish. now this shows your typical dumb religious studies professor out in the field, but we go out with this crew and all our cameras and everything, knowing full well that for those reasons doctrinally based in nonconformity, that the amish do not want th
May 9, 2013 12:30am PDT
it clear while we don't have jurisdiction over religion in the same way we don't over sexual orientation, what we're seeing in all of these -- and all of these are case by case, you can't just broad sweep the laws -- when students are bullied and harassed in this world because of religion, in most instances a lot of that is not about race or religion, it's because. perception that students that share certain religious traits also share certain ethnicities and that is discrimination and that falls under title 6. it is not just about enforcing the laws that make it clear how the laws apply. it is, though, as we said, you can't get at this through enforcement alone. this is a culture that tolerates this and in too many ways promotes it. as tom mentioned we have an unprecedented partnership not just between our agencies but agencies across the federal government that the president has convened to bring our best resources and minds to bear to do something about it. there is now a web site, where a tool kit is being developed and these kinds of best practices are being promo
May 4, 2013 12:00pm EDT >> the intelligentsia is driven by this certainty that religion and reason are in different boxes, that science and religion are in different boxes, and the two actually are at war with each other. they are inimical to each other. someone who is rational is not religious, someone who is religious is not rational. science is the antidote to religion. science is rational, it is the antidote to religious irrationality. now, this itself is the ultimate irrational idea. because the belief that religion is inimical to science and reason in the west completely untrue. religion underpinned science and reason. >> author, columnist and winner of the orwell prize for journalism, melanie phillips, takes your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets "in depth." three hours live sunday at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> mr. moss, what happened in minneapolis in april of 1999? >> you know, i start the book with that meeting because it's so informative of the industry's attitude and strategies. 1999 the obesity epidemic was just beginning to emerge and raise concern not only among consumer activists
May 4, 2013 7:00pm EDT
between religions. there was to discriminate against muslims in this country. you know, is very difficult to do. tragedy that has happened there. we have to be vigilant. we have to find our law enforcement and intelligence efforts absolutely, but i think it is a mistake to overreact and play into their hands by becoming a fortress and allowing bigotry to dominate the way we respond to these things. i do believe that over time i think prosperity and working with the muslim moderates, not american soldiers and draws tracks, the best ways to eradicate militancy. and thank you for listening to me and i am eager to hear questions. and now this is all very complicated topic. [applause] >> hello. >> side. >> i in no way disagree with your economic pressed, but i was just reading earlier today on the internet, an article by a woman never before, an egyptian woman fleeing from islam. she wrote a very, taught, logical and critical attack on the idea of relying on moderates. some my question is, if you -- and i hope this is not seen in polite, but if you know that in most muslim majority countries i
May 11, 2013 9:00am EDT
.", the forward is director and playwright david nutt, and he writes that the new religion is secular humanism, which although it lasts logically, it does contain innumerable sanctions and others. the most unobserved is loud and clear. do not go to church. what do you mean by that? >> it has to do with the fight that i have been involved in although i think that he came to it more recently. i think what he has come to realize is that people particularly on the left of the political divide, the aircraft by ideology which means that they say things that are true, which actually reflect the world as they would like it to be. they are not true. they don't believe there is such a thing of truth. and that is what we're finding all the time and it has changed the way that we look at the world. >> host: you talk about this and it embodies the freedom of the individual from the negation of the bureaucratic authority in a globalized world, it threatens islam everywhere. >> does not yes. obviously, it preoccupied us more and more. and i do think there is a problem here with the islamic world. and it's ve
May 5, 2013 8:30am PDT
respect religion and want people to have their religion, and also not change religion, but we want people to be accepting of everybody. so i think the religious community and the sports community, between the two, i think those are two of the last closetclosets in america, two oe last place where's people are accepted. so once we get people to realize that you're born gay and that gay people are disenfranchised and they don't have all the same rights and benefits as everybody else, and, yet, they're no different than anybody else, we can get past this unfortunate incident going on in our country every day. >> schieffer: esera? >> brendon, i mean, basically said it all, and that's--un, we definitely have-- we've taken some baby steps forward, and we still have a lot of work to do. the war started back in stonewall, and we're still in the middle of the battle. but we are definitely living in different times. and, you know, where soots on the table for us to discuss and, you know, for me it's very encouraging to see-- to see what's happening today with the l.g.b.t. nation. people like martin
May 5, 2013 7:00am EDT
a bad thing. this civic religion about the constitution and what it stands for is one of the things that holds this very disparate country together. the constitution does not do a lot of the things of the people think it does. most people seem to think that it guarantees their right to do whatever it may be they really want to do, be it walk around or have aan francisco weapon. doesn't giveion us as many answers as we might think. it gives us machinery known as the government and all its ramifications to figure out these things. that is probably the most important lesson i learned. host: we invite our viewers to of npr. peter sagal the phone numbers are on your screen. this program is called "constitution usa" and will be on pbs starting this tuesday. how many segments will we see over this month? .uest: four segments the first is federalism. then we will do a quality, a final segment about whether or not the constitution has held up over , and whether it can continue into the future. one topic in the series is medical marijuana. we have a clip from the series to enlighten the audie
May 9, 2013 2:30am PDT
religion, but particularly islam, there's not always a clear understanding to what the first amendment guarantees, which is the right to teach about a religion but not proselytize about it. i think there's fear of associating with anyone associated with islam. there are events outside our control that creates more interest and unfortunately also makes people more afraid. one of the programs we are about to launch is putting all our content online so a teacher in north dakota where there are no muslim, potentially, no expert can come to her classroom, they can go to our web site and download the content and teach the things we are teaching. >> i think partnerships are the best way to overcome the limitations because we all have limitations. and sometimes it's just visibility. we actually have on our web site 50 short films and one of them is a muslim student from a school in fremont going to a school in arinda talking about what it's like going to school as a muslim in the united states and they are asking questions and you see we are all kids in school and we have more similaritie
May 4, 2013 2:00pm EDT
, but not to separate people. it would be false if we told our story to separate people people or religion from religion. we believe opening up of the gate of our memory we are bringing people closer together and showing what an individual can do. those who saved the lives, all these christians to saved lives while risking their own, every one of them is a hero. [applause] i also remember it that once [inaudible] they organized a group for the liberators. we brought liberators from all over the world. i spoke to them. havere now the first to seen us. you were the first free men and women who have seen us. you be our witnesses. i was going to one to another. tell me what gave you the courage to resist? what gave you the courage to become a hero? all of them answer me, we heroes? if my neighbor was in danger, how could i not offer him a place in my cellar for attic? i said to myself, in those times it was enough to be human to become a hero. my good friends, we are trying to honor not to make heroes but to make the visitor a messenger. president clinton 20 years ago here in this place, it was raining. he
May 9, 2013 5:30pm PDT
eat your food. it's because we didn't know. people told us that it w our religion. if you don't do it you'll be going against your religion. all this is false. but i alone can't do this in the village. >> reporter: doing this alone could render ones daughters unmarriageable. so one of tostan's most critical roles today is to lessen the stigma by getting whole communities and others into which they might marry to jointly declare an end to cutting. public rallies called declarations have increased to include hundreds of villages who gather to celebrate the decision. >> one part of bringing about a change like this is to get everyone to change at once, what we called coordinated abandonment. everyone has to see that everyone else sees that everyone is changing. >> never in my wildest dreams could i have imagined that i would be sitting here years later, saying that 4,792 communities in senegal had abandoned. in the beginning it was just un- thought of, unbelievable, because it was so taboo. >> reporter: since our visit the number of communities has grown to more than 5,000 and many ha
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May 6, 2013 6:55pm PDT
's the same hate that's caused wars from religion. gender to skin color, complex onof your pigment. the same fight that lead people to walk outs and sit-ins. that hol he'll water that you soak in has been poisoned when everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen. i might not be the same. but that's not important. no freedom 'til we're equal. damned right i supposer it. (trombone). >> i can't change even if i try ♪ ♪ even if i wanted to love, love, love ♪ ♪ keeps me warm ♪ keeps me warm ♪ it keeps me warm >> we press play. don't press pause. progress much on. with a veil over our eyes we turn our back on the cause 'til the day that my uncles can be united by law kids are walking around the hallway plagued by pain in their heart a world so hateful someone would rather die than be who they are. a certificate on paper isn't going to solve it all bull it's a damned good place to start. no law's going to change us. we have to change us. whatever god you believe in, we come from the same one. strip away the fear
May 3, 2013 6:30pm PDT
the environment as asue where politics and religion should have the same commitment. >> politics in the pulpit -- a number of top politicians are including this year's event including chancellor angela merkel. she used the occasion to talk about environmental protection in the age of globalization and to highlight germany's role in promoting responsible development. >> through our industrialization, we have contributed to climate change so much that we have an obligation to show how to marry growth, prosperity, and sustainability. >> merkel said current generations needed to think about the future, and that includes germany's transition to renewable energy sources. on that front, the chancellor described the country as a global role model. >> others will look to us to see if we have succeeded, and if we do not succeed, many of them will sit back and say that they will not succeed either. >> the opposition social democrats are also putting in an appearance. their parliamentary leader attended a forum on europe while the party pose a candidate for chancellor was said to address the topic of fina
May 6, 2013 2:00pm PDT
eastern religions, designed video games for atari. i received a letter from a 6-1/2-year-old boy which sums up what we've accomplished. "dear mr. jobs, "my crossword puzzle clue was, as american as apple... "i thought the answer was computer, but mom said it was pie." steve wozniak won a science fair at 12, designed computers in high school, and raised money to build one six years later. i took it with my tv to the club and demonstrated to everybody. "look how small this is, and i built it myself." atari's founder, nolan bushnell, recalls a video game they created. i had one project that everyone turned down. it was a game called breakout. finally i said, "steve, hey, do this for me." and he said, "done." wozniak wasn't on the payroll and jobs was. they worked something out in the evening. two weeks later, in a project that traditionally took months, we had a prototype. in january 1976, jobs, the promoter, began pestering wozniak, the designer, to build some printed circuit boards so other hobbyists could build their own computers. we invested $1,000 and we'd have to sell 50 to profit.
May 8, 2013 5:30am PDT
their religion. accused of killing 12 people at a cinema in the u.s. state of colorado last year intends to plead plead not guilty for reason of insanity. lawyers for james holmes say they will ask for a change of plea next week. the judge had previously entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. prosecutors say they will seek the get -- the death penalty. the speech lays out the agenda, including laws that would ,oughen immigration, welfare as the country continues to battle economic troubles. -- in london this probably would have been one of the bigger stories in the uk today had it not been for a certain football manager retiring. >> this is second to alex ferguson, that's right. it is an overwhelming political debate. -- the, what the cover government says, it supports people who are prepared to work hard and get on in life, to use their own phrase. but by their own confession, their most intolerant of people -- they are most intolerant to people who they regard as lazy shirkers who want to milk the system for benefits and money at a time when britain is trying to dramatically reduce all defic
May 4, 2013 12:00am PDT
am not afraid to be me anymore. every one of the religions has this notion of love at the epicenter. it is about loving thy neighbor as by itself. self. we live in a world for something,elieved love is that the center of the thing we believe. what the world lacks so much of his love. you did not shy away from talking about the notion of love. >> it is incredibly practical, it is how things work. the base of love is cooperation. work, look at how things it is love. love may be the force that animates the blood in the body. it keeps the electron rotating. it keeps -- love as practical. that is why einstein said our moral heaters are geniuses in heat -- are moral leaders are geniuses in the art of living. educate. love is a very practical. we think it is a sentiment. i did not find it sentimental in any way. i find it practical. i'm still fascinated as to how you operates in a space that seems anti aesthetical to what you believe. younto the medical to what believe. the only thing we're hollywood m of meat is the love of money. hollywood -- the only thing that we're hollywood and love
May 8, 2013 2:30pm PDT
and everyday we know that the epidemic of violent vls knows no raise carried or religion but we also know that there are absolutely objective risk forks that we can pass on and that is the hope and action of wrap around we work to reduce those risk factors associated with violent injury and community partners and by doing so we give young people the opportunity to live if become heros and by reducing the injury resid diskism these case manager that is i have to have on stage with me because they are so much everything to me ... (applause) they work they work everyday to make my night job observe sleet and i would love to see that day. i want to first thank these case managers and haive judiciary and ruben and michael you are the heros full of home, determination and inspiration i'm so proud of what you have done and i thank you for absolutely being my brothers in this cause. i couldn't say enough (applause) . >> to our compliant rep.s our cline in the back of the room, joe drakely please stand up and let us give you a hand. thank you for trusting us in your journey to a rich life and
May 5, 2013 1:00pm PDT
? charles kimball is author of "when religion becomes evil." dr. kimball joining us from norman, oklahoma. good to see you, doctor. >> thank you, fredricka. nice to be with you. >> is there a way to summarize this? who is most vulnerable to becoming a religious extremist of any type of following or faith? >> well, we now can look across the different religious traditions and through the centuries and i think identify some of the warning signs, none of these indicate that somebody or some group is going to go off and become violent extremists but a combination of these often should send up flags of concern and the one that jumps most immediately to mind -- there are several that apply perhaps in this case is the warning sign of the end justifies the means where some particular end is deemed as extremely important and then people justify anything to meet that end. in the case of the younger brother, we have one of the postings apparently where he said when you have the knowledge and the inspiration, all that's left is to take action. knowledge presumably is the end and the injustice that he
May 11, 2013 8:00am EDT
know the whole constituency is deeply offended, you are offending their religion, they don't have the right to insist that other people obey their religion, but there comes a time when needlessly disrespecting it, you should bear the consequences for that. so it is a complicated issue. >> disagree with almost everything you said. some political correctness, a term i find offensive. someone calls me a call like i am not supposed to object. as if the left had hammer -- it is just not true. what is wrong with this cartoon is in that it offends, it is that it is fundamentally false. fm nsc has nothing to do with a homosexuality. it is hack work and bad hackwork, not because i am offended but this is the work of and inapt thinker. the right to publish doesn't exempt you from the right to be criticized. the predisposition to publish, 95% of what gets written you don't publish. that you choose to publish what you think is the smartest, most perceptive, most insightful and wittiest view of the world. this is rubbish. it is just not true. i worked seven years at late night. the guy thinks.
May 5, 2013 6:00am EDT
. the first country in the world founded not on a race, not on a religion, not on a royalty, but on a set of god-given principles that we call in alienable rights. [applause] we as americans come from that long line of patriots who broke from king george to live their own lives as free people. and nowhere does freedom of anymore and our second amendment right to own a firearm to defend ourselves, our families, and our nation. [applause] without that freedom, we really aren't free at all. there is nothing more good and right and normal in america and an honest american citizen owning a firearm to defend himself or protect her family. [applause] they can try to blame us, shame us, with all their might. when it comes to defending the second amendment, we will never sacrifice our freedom on the altar of elitist acceptance. we will never surrender our guns, never. [applause] you are the voice of america. they are hearing from you right now. more americans today understand the principle of the second amendment. the freedom it gives us as individuals. to be responsible for our own safety, protec
May 3, 2013 8:00pm EDT
of any religion or of any religion. an establishment of religion. meaning that government must remain neutral with respect to government and religion. they can't be for -- be for a religion -. as well as they cannot wish it -- as well it is him as they cannot bush atheism -- push atheism. host: thank you. we will take a couple more calls. republican line. caller: hello. host: go ahead. saysr: when someone government, it does not them or us. it is we, the people. people forget that. people forget it. it is us. host: thank you for your call. a couple of tweets. span2016. i love clybourn. that he tells it like it is. we need more like him. and jaclyn says -- expecting marco rubio to lead republicans. california. caller: hi. host: go ahead. caller: ok. , that has and state been overreached by the government, i think. i think we need to clean house. i do not want another benghazi. i do not like american dying -- americans dying for no reason. i do not care who runs the country as long as they do it for this country and not to the country. we are americans. we should stick together. women's
May 5, 2013 10:30am EDT
paid workers. >> intelligentsia is driven by the certainty that religion and reason are in different boxes, that science and religion are in different boxes and the two actually are at war with each other. they are inimical to each other. someone who is rational is not religious. someone who is religious is not rational. science is the antidote to religion. science is rational. it is the antidote to religion's irrationality. this itself is the ultimate irrational idea because the belief that religion is inimical to science and reason in the west is completely untrue. religion underpins science and reason. >> author, columnist, and winner of the orwell prize for phillipsm, melanie takes your calls and tweets in depth live on booktv. >> next, the state of latino america and jobs, immigration, education, and foreign-policy, with tavis smiley. ,nalysts include luis gutierrez republican strategist and a navarro -- republican strategist .na navarro, and hector barreto this is just over three hours. >> please welcome this august panel we have for this conversation. i'm delighted to be moder
May 10, 2013 5:00pm EDT
they have in common their religion. and if you will come extremist muslim ideology. >> that's my concern. he said modi enemy and myself and as an officer it served me well and based on research at least 50 publicly known radical islam in spite terrorist plots targeting the united states has been foiled since 9/11. did you know, professor, that if 30 of the most wanted terrorists or radical islamists? >> no, i did not. >> so, my concern among other hearings is that you are a professor and i've listened to your testimony and it seems like there is a reluctance to acknowledge the face into the enemy is my name. maybe we have a definition problem here, and let me read the president's recent statement. the president stated that the dangers to the homeland now come from self radicalize individuals to because of several boards and twisted ideas they may have had decided to carry out an attack. where do you suppose these ideas come from, professor? >> they could come from a variety of extremist ideology spitting it and the facts are correct there have been a number of individuals indicted since 9/11
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